How Permaculture will Change the Way you Do Everything
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How Permaculture will Change the Way you Do Everything

Alleviating the world’s environmental and social problems isn’t as difficult or complex as it sounds. It’s as simple as initiating a single action. You just have to know where to start. I took that initial step by attending the most recent Permaculture Design Course (PDC) hosted by VerdEnergia, a reforestation project and farm located in the mountainous jungles […]

When Indigenous Wisdom meets Intentional Travel, Prepare to be Inspired
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When Indigenous Wisdom meets Intentional Travel, Prepare to be Inspired

It is four o’clock in the morning at Wayra Wasi, and the rich blackness of night still envelops the rainforest. Insects and frogs screech loudly, and birds call through the predawn air. Sleeping on the wooden floor under a roof of leaves, I am awakened by the sound of a cow’s horn and the steady […]

A Sustainable Way to Build the Future: Old Meets New in this Alternative Japanese Community
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A Sustainable Way to Build the Future: Old Meets New in this Alternative Japanese Community

“That’s it, you’ve got the hang of it. You’ll make a good farmer,” says Zenichi Seto. He watches from the side of the rice paddy as I operate the push tractor for the first time. Zenichi is an octogenarian farmer here in rural Japan. Though Japan is one of the most advanced economies in the […]

30 Impact Centers in 30 Days: Here’s the Low-Down on Sustainable Travel in Costa Rica
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30 Impact Centers in 30 Days: Here’s the Low-Down on Sustainable Travel in Costa Rica

What an adventure! This past July, three members of the NuMundo team embarked on a journey to Costa Rica to visit the newest impact centers in our network. We wanted to see and experience these amazing projects first-hand and grow our network of impact centers. What are they? Impact centers are sustainable living and educational […]

8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru
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8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru

It has been six months since I left Peru and the lessons are still sinking in. I vividly remember the journey to Paititi Institute, an impact center where I took my Shamanic Permaculture Design Course. A spine-chilling yet breathtaking drive through serpentine mountain roads with peaks of almost 5,000 meters.  Majestic valleys, mountain lakes, and […]

When College Isn’t Enough
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When College Isn’t Enough

 My university Biology major gave me a sense of urgency and despair. Global climate disruption, drastic deforestation and habitat loss, unprecedented species extinction rates, air and water toxicity, wars over scarce resources, overpopulation, and the social implications of the industrial growth society felt like an unstoppable avalanche of catastrophe. I wanted to make a difference. […]

Why is this Project in Nicaragua Distributing Genetic Material?
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Why is this Project in Nicaragua Distributing Genetic Material?

Project Bona Fide is a 26-acre demonstrative farm and experience-based learning center that promotes food security and sustainable living systems on Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua and throughout the larger bioregion. Using permaculture design, agroforestry, research, education, and community collaboration the project has grown to completely transform the landscape, form strong community ties, and share their […]